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Thu Apr 11, 2019, 09:48 PM

Mnuchin Schooled On Law That Says Turn Over Trumps Taxes Or Face 5 Years In Prison: There Is No...

Mnuchin schooled on law that says turn over Trump’s taxes or face 5 years in prison: ‘There is no wriggle room’

MATTHEW CHAPMAN
11 APR 2019 AT 20:07 ET

On Thursday, Pultizer Prize-winning business writer David Cay Johnston wrote an editorial laying out the hard truth for Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin: he has no legal choice but to hand over President Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress. The law says he must.

“The reason will no doubt surprise those who think Trump can thumb his nose at the law governing Congressional access to anyone’s tax returns, including his,” wrote Johnston. “It will for sure shock Trump, who claims that ‘the law is 100 percent on my side.'”


But not so: “Under Section 6103 of our tax code, Treasury officials ‘shall’ turn over the tax returns ‘upon written request’ of the chair of either Congressional tax committee or the federal employee who runs the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. No request has ever been refused, a host of former Congressional tax aides tell me.”

Furthermore, he wrote, there is “a law requiring every federal ’employee’ who touches the tax system to do their duty or be removed from office,” fined up to $10,000, and imprisoned for up to five years.

When push comes to shove, said Johnston, Mnuchin won’t risk it, as removal from office would financially ruin him. IRS commissioner Charles Rettig could lose his law license, as well.

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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/mnuchin-schooled-law-says-turn-trumps-taxes-face-5-years-prison-no-wriggle-room/

Well the law is the law now isn't it???

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Thu Apr 11, 2019, 09:55 PM

1. Rawstory. Yeah. Methinks people who depend on Rawstory can expect

a bag o' dicks instead of a tax return.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 09:58 PM

2. Paying taxes is optional, Harry Reid said so

Says taxes are voluntary

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:28 AM

3. Methinks the one who schooled Mnuchin needs to be schooled!

The pertinent section of section 6103:

(f) Disclosure to Committees of Congress
(1) Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Finance, and Joint Committee on Taxation
Upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate, or the chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request, except that any return or return information which can be associated with, or otherwise identify, directly or indirectly, a particular taxpayer shall be furnished to such committee only when sitting in closed executive session unless such taxpayer otherwise consents in writing to such disclosure.

Once again, the lying left cannot help but lie!!!!

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